Recent Progress in Animal Tumor Viruses Research

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 July 2024 | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: veterinary pathology; comparative pathology; veterinary oncology; histopathology; cancer immunology; cancer biomarkers; veterinary anatomic pathology
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: animal viruses; wild animals; development of diagnostic techniques
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The investigation of the viruses involved in tumoral transformation is currently a cornerstone in cancer research. It is estimated that oncoviruses cause about 12% of tumors. Although a limited number of viruses are currently considered to have oncogenic potential, new evidence of tumor-associated viruses is emerging continuously. The identification of a viral etiology for cancers has several implications: it may provide additional information on tumor development and progression, allowing for the identification of new targets for therapy, leading to the development of screening and prevention strategies. Only via an international collaboration and a community effort is it possible to develop deeper knowledge in such a broad and multidisciplinary field. This Special Issue aims to focus on all aspects related to oncoviruses infections in veterinary medicine. We welcome the submission of original papers and reviews that advance our novel insights into virus-related tumors.

Dr. Francesca Parisi
Dr. Mario Forzan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • cancer
  • FeLV
  • FIV
  • gammaherpesvirus
  • hepadnavirus
  • MMTV
  • oncogenic viruses
  • oncogenic mechanisms
  • papillomavirus
  • veterinary oncology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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